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LIDGERWOOD, N.D. -- Randolph Roeder, 44, Hankinson, N.D., has been identified as the victim in a fatal motorcycle crash Thursday, May 24, near Lidgerwood, N.D., according to the Highway Patrol. He was westbound in a Victory motorcycle on state Highway 11 around 11:30 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve, the patrol said. The motorcycle entered a ditch and tumbled, throwing Roeder.
GRAND FORKS -- A small group of partners plans to buy the Grand Forks Herald’s downtown building with the hope of attracting businesses and entities in the communications and professional sectors.
MILWAUKEE — Adam Thielen has never had a bobblehead made in his likeness. So two bobbleheads for the Minnesota Vikings wide receiver is worth a head nod or two. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled two officially licensed bobbleheads of the Detroit Lakes, Minn., native. One is in his Minnesota State, Mankato college uniform and the other as a Viking.
Grand Forks Police are investigating the death of a 5-month-old infant. Brynley Rymer died Tuesday at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo of undisclosed injuries, according to a news release. An unnamed caregiver initially brought the child, who lived in Grand Forks, to Altru Hospital's emergency room on Monday, the release said. She was then airlifted to Sanford before succumbing to her injuries.
BISMARCK — Backers of a proposed North Dakota constitutional amendment seeking to prevent noncitizens from voting may start gathering signatures, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said Thursday, May 24. Jaeger has approved the format of a petition to obtain signatures to place the proposal on the November ballot, his office said in a news release. But supporters, led by legislative candidate and former state GOP Chairman Gary Emineth, have a little more than six weeks to gather 26,904 signatures.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Summit League will continue its westward expansion and move its conference offices to Sioux Falls later this year, league commissioner Tom Douple said Wednesday. The league will move from Elmhurst, Ill., in suburban Chicago to Sioux Falls officially on Aug. 1 and into a permanent headquarters at the Sanford Sports Complex in the northwest portion of the city. The conference said the move will give the league a more centralized location within its current footprint.
CHICAGO — Depression is a growing condition throughout the United States, but according to a massive new study, Minnesotans and North Dakotans struggle more than most. The study from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association shows the two states have a depression problem. The condition can be crippling, even life-threatening.
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND — A North Dakota native and her husband have died in a fishing accident while on vacation in Iceland. Janet Veit grew up in Richland County and was a graduate of Wyndmere (N.D.) High School. She and her husband, Brian Schumacher, were living in La Crescent, Minn., where she worked nearby in LaCrosse, Wis., as a veterinarian.
BISMARCK -- North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists investigated winterkills at 13 lakes this spring, and some were considered significant enough to affect the quality of fishing.
North Dakota Class B region track and field results BOYS Southeast Regional At Kindred Team totals 1. Kindred 160.5. 2. Milnor-Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 107. 3. Northern Cass 75.5. 4. Edgeley-Kulm 76. 5. Fargo Oak Grove 69. 6. Central Cass 57.5. 7. Lisbon 49. 8. Maple Valley-Enderlin 43. 9. Sargent County Central 31. 10. Hankinson 20. 11. Ellendale 19.5. 21. Richland 16. 22. Oakes 9. 23. LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 7. 24. Barnes County North 3. Top six finishers